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View mahdee's profile

Looks like Stanley but no markings.

08-06-2018 07:17 PM by mahdee

Just as the title says. Found this in a junk store yesterday and I have one ...

6 08-07-2018 01:49 PM
View the_ryantist's profile

LA Jack Only vs. Set of 3 Planes

08-01-2018 11:58 AM by the_ryantist

Hello, I’m new to the hand-tool world and I’m trying to decide...

27 08-06-2018 10:34 PM
View Ome's profile

22" #7 Hand plane, Made in USA only Id on it?

08-06-2018 08:39 PM by Ome

I found this “large” (22” )neglected hand plane for sale in...

2 08-06-2018 10:20 PM
View DonApplegate's profile

Help Identifying Tools

08-02-2018 08:30 PM by DonApplegate

I have several vintage carpenter tools I inherited from my great grandfather ...

15 08-06-2018 08:20 PM
View buckbuster31's profile

bench dog hand planes

01-06-2017 03:00 PM by buckbuster31

I just noticed the bench dog hand planes on rockler and seemed to be a great ...

10 08-06-2018 05:16 PM
View Oldtool's profile

Wooden bench plane question

08-06-2018 01:04 AM by Oldtool

I have a 16” wooden bench plane that I like to use for edge jointing ro...

5 08-06-2018 01:52 PM
View EdsCustomWoodCrafts's profile

Hand planes

08-01-2018 05:59 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts

Hi All I am wondering if I was to start buying hand planes what would be a...

19 08-04-2018 07:56 PM
View beater's profile

Diamond stones and honing guides

08-02-2018 02:16 PM by beater

I have always used a Veritas honing guide for chisels and plane irons on my w...

14 08-04-2018 04:47 AM
View Brett's profile

Diamond stone question

07-30-2018 02:01 AM by Brett

Hey fellow woodworkers! I recently bought a set of diamond stones from bes...

13 08-02-2018 04:48 PM
View jacww's profile

wkfinetools Going Dark

07-30-2018 01:24 PM by jacww

This amazing tool resource is no longer available and is “going dark...

10 08-01-2018 07:00 AM
View dakremer's profile

Estate Sale Find: calipers & dial indicator

07-29-2018 11:39 PM by dakremer

Wondering if anyone knows anything about these. I bought these for next to n...

15 07-30-2018 04:27 PM
View beater's profile

Has anyone made a spur (nicker) for a Stanley #50?

07-29-2018 03:59 PM by beater

I just bought a Stanley #50 combination plane. One of the scoring spurs and i...

3 07-30-2018 03:00 PM
View Rickaaayyy's profile

Can someone help me identify this tool?

07-27-2018 03:15 PM by Rickaaayyy

I found this tool in a recent trash salvage expedition and i can not figure o...

7 07-28-2018 03:33 PM
View mahking51's profile

Unusual Sargent Plane?

07-25-2018 05:17 PM by mahking51

Hi Guys,I am very new here so here goes! My wife just got a Sargent plane ...

2 07-25-2018 08:52 PM
View cortes's profile

Veritas Shooting Plane Out of Square

06-21-2018 07:32 PM by cortes

I just got a Veritas Shooting plane and a Starrett Master Precision square 20...

57 07-25-2018 04:46 PM
View MrDan's profile

Stanley Sweetheart 750 chisels declining in quality

07-21-2018 03:36 AM by MrDan

So I bought a set of Stanley’s Sweetheart chisels when they first came out ab...

5 07-23-2018 06:35 PM
View planeBill's profile

Japanese hand tools

07-18-2013 03:32 PM by planeBill

I don’t really see much about J tools mentioned here but I have come to...

77 07-22-2018 09:32 PM
View therealSteveN's profile

A question about wooden striking mallets

07-19-2018 06:31 PM by therealSteveN

Hi all In “Projects” I have been seeing quite a few hammers/ma...

14 07-22-2018 09:25 PM
View poopiekat's profile

The Infamous Stanley "Handyman" Line of Planes & Tools

07-03-2013 05:34 PM by poopiekat

We’re all aware of the decline of quality in Stanley tools over the las...

92 07-22-2018 06:44 PM
View curliejones's profile

Sharpening with a bench grinder

07-17-2018 12:02 PM by curliejones

A two/three part ??I’ve read about one technique for sharpening shop t...

9 07-19-2018 06:29 PM

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